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Jason Abrams

Amtrak Continues Multimillion Dollar Infrastructure Renewal Program at New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety, Services and Schedules, Travel May 2, 2019

NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.

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Statement from Amtrak Board Chair Tony Coscia and Amtrak President & CEO Richard Anderson

By | Company News and Statements, News March 7, 2019

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Boardman.

“Joe, during his tenure as FRA Administrator, Amtrak Board Member and Amtrak President & CEO, was a tireless advocate for passenger rail and the nation’s mobility. During his eight years at the helm, Joe helped the company make significant progress in reducing our debt, improving our infrastructure and raising our cost recovery performance.

“He leaves a lasting legacy that includes public service and making passenger rail transportation better for millions of people.”

Governor Murphy, Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT Announce Financial Settlement, Enhancements for Commuters In and Out of New York Penn Station

By | Commuter and State Partners, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News February 13, 2019

NEW YORK – At a press conference in New York Penn Station, Governor Murphy, Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia, and NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today announced the finalizing of a financial settlement that paves the way to ongoing and future improvements to the infrastructure, customer experience, and safety of our customers. The press conference also shared updates on several joint projects, including Penn Station, critical infrastructure projects, and safety, showcasing a commitment to collaboration and improving the customer experience to the traveling public.

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Amtrak Announces Agreement with New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Benefiting Commuters and Visitors

By | Commuter and State Partners, Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Services and Schedules, Travel February 1, 2019

NEW YORK – The Amtrak Board of Directors has approved an agreement with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to advance two key proposed initiatives: Metro-North commuter rail service to and from New York Penn Station and Amtrak intercity passenger rail service to and from Long Island.

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Amtrak Offers 30 Percent Savings on its Long Distance and State Trains

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Sales and Deals, Travel January 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – It’s time to sit in comfort, and not traffic for your spring, summer and holiday travel with Amtrak’s latest flash sale on long distance and state supported trains, exclusively available at Amtrak.com. Starting Monday, Jan. 28 through Thursday, Jan. 31, customers can take advantage of the low prices from the sale, celebrate “National Plan for Vacation Day” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and book travel across the entire national network.

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Amtrak Completes Design of Premium Customer Space at Moynihan Train Hall

By | Commuter and State Partners, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has reached a key milestone in its plan to enhance the customer experience at its future home in the Moynihan Train Hall with the completion of planning and design for its premium passenger space, the Metropolitan Lounge (formerly ClubAcela) by releasing artist renderings of the space. The Metropolitan Lounge will serve Amtrak’s premium customers, providing them with added amenities and a high-quality passenger experience.

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Amtrak to Improve National Network with New Locomotives

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Travel December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – With demand for Amtrak service at record levels, Amtrak will acquire new mainline passenger diesel locomotives from Siemens Mobility to replace its aging National Network locomotive fleet. These initial 75 locomotives will be used principally for Amtrak’s Long Distance train service, with options to purchase more, for use on some State Supported routes and for future growth.

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Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge in Boston Receives Modern Makeover and New Moniker

By | Customer Amenities, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Travel December 19, 2018

South Station Acela Lounge Renamed as Metropolitan Lounge

BOSTON – Amtrak customers traveling in and out of Boston South Station can now enjoy the newly renovated and re-branded Metropolitan Lounge, as part of a larger Amtrak lounge station refresh initiative. Previously known as ClubAcela, the newly opened Metropolitan Lounge, still in its convenient location near the platforms for easy boarding access, features new carpeting, new and more comfortable seating, contemporary furniture designed to charge personal electronic devices and an updated welcome desk. Additional improvements include updated all-in-one touchless washbars in the restrooms, the restoration of historical lighting, and upgraded snacks and beverages.

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Amtrak Launches #AmtrakTakeMeThere Social Media Residency Program

By | Company News and Statements, Customer Amenities, News, Travel November 30, 2018

Residents will ride Amtrak’s signature long-distance trains and share their experience on social; casting call now open

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has created #AmtrakTakeMeThere, a new social media residency program that showcases the diversity of Amtrak passengers and their unique train travel experiences. Instead of experiencing these stories on social media from the viewpoint of a professional travel blogger or influencer, Amtrak will highlight riders to tell their individual stories. Amtrak has launched an open casting call to find these unique riders, where users can share their stories and show how they use social media to engage their niche online community.

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